Welcome to the fourth edition of the Hands On Homeschool Blog Carnival! We have lots of great submissions for this carnival, so let's get started!
First, some hands on history fun!
Julie at Ms. Julies Place - Art Lessons for Kids ran a contest where she would create a complete unit study for one lucky winner. Ms. Julie chose the winner and created a unit study on knights and castles in her post And the Winner is...
Brenda at The Tie That Binds Us posts Limbourgh Brothers or the Limburger Cheest Touch? which tells about her week with her younger kids while her older kids were gone. The kids learned about the Limbourgh brothers of the 1400s who worked together creating illuminated books. She also posts photos of their fun, hands on week.
At One Child Policy, Jimmie shares Panning for Gold Activity - A Great End to American Story 1 in which her daughter pans for gold using a kit from Winter Promise. Sprite's dad gave her some help and they uncovered some fools gold and other treasures.
At Sunrise to Sunset, Martha shows photos of the HOAC lapbook her and her sons created in Columbus Who? She also tells how she made this lapbook more enjoyable for her kids - by precutting out the booklets.
Next, some hands on science fun!
Over at One Busy Mama, Erica and her sons create wonderful murals of a chipmunk den. And, they even got to go to a class to learn more about chipmunks in a hands-on way in Chipmunk Den and Outing.
Cheryl posted about the Nervous System at Talking to Myself . Her children create neuron drawings and put together a puzzle of the brain and skull! She also adds a link where you can get this puzzle and 3 other body puzzles.
Mouse at The Science Mouse has a great video of her daughter who shows us how to Make Your Own Science Journal.
Jenafer at Cage Free Monkeys tells about how her kids enjoyed excavating gems from a kit in Scientific Journey Ends With Messy Floors. Thankfully, "no one was injured by the wooden mallet or the sharp wooden spikes."
And some more fun!
Andrea at Prairie Crafts at Home shows some neat photos of the barn her son made in MY DS 15 MADE THIS COOL BARN. "School" is about so much more than just what we learn in textbooks!
Dana at Principled Discovery shares a wonderful post about What My Daughter Has Learned Through Blogging. Her daughter has started her own e-zine and is learning about things like how to create a blog, how to conduct an interview, and how to write a business email.
Another Dana (me!) at School For Us posted about a different way to learn where each state is - by DRAWING the United States. I also posted a few US geography resources that we are enjoying.